Going Au Naturale with Color

August 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Natural light varies in color temperature from early morning to sunset. On an average day, color temperatures can start with a very cool white light, get brighter and warmer toward noon and then fading away at sunset with even warmer tones. To work in the extremes you get from sunrise to sunset, you must be very color conscious. See the actual col...
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Didactic, Descriptive, Reflective

June 03, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
“I want the photo to stand on its own.” “I want the viewer to make their own interpretation.” There is an element to photography, that the photographer seems to forget – the emotional experience. When we take photographs, we have the emotional advantage of the experience itself. A photograph of a foggy harbor is not the same as standing in the...
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Creating Portraits on Both Sides of the Camera

April 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
So far this year, we’ve worked in Light Painting, Candlelight, Ambient Light, Refraction and Natural Light. It is time to turn the light on ourselves with self-portraits. It is said that portraits are made on both sides of the camera, the challenge is to be the one person on both sides of the camera. Like many photographers, I am far more comforta...
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Here Comes the Sun... Working with Natural Light

April 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
For many photographers, natural light is their only light source. When there is enough light, they take photographs. When there is a lack of light or bad lighting, they take bad photographs. The reason to start light studies with electrical lights is to learn to get control over the light source. In studio photography, you have three options. 1) m...
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Refracting Light

March 24, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Refraction of light occurs when the light passes from one medium into another. Think of a ray of sunshine passing through the air and then through a prism. Refraction changes the speed and direction of the light, and in the case of the prism it can split white light into rainbows. Refraction occurs all around us and often unnoticed. While this comm...
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